Emerging ICT Tools for Virtual Supply Chain Management: Evidences from Progressive Companies

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 249)


Industry trends like liberalization, privatization and globalization have resulted in increasing competition & pricing pressure and thereby compelled enterprises to adopt robust supply chain management technologies and policies. To survive in these times, companies will find that their conventional supply chain integration will have to be expanded beyond their boundaries so as to integrate all stakeholders. Adoption of ICT tools is vital for such efforts. ICT tools are great enablers, enhancers, levelers and facilitators of enterprise operations. This paper discusses the role of emerging ICT tools like Cloud Computing, RFID and Decision Support Systems (DSS) as an enabler in virtual supply chain management and also highlights the adoption of these technologies in various contexts. Successful ICT implementations of SCM of progressive companies are also described.


Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFID Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Decision Support Systems (DSS) Cloud Computing virtual 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IT, Amrita School of EngineeringAmrita UnivesityCoimbatoreIndia

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